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Windows 7: The current user does not have privlidges to open this data file! Huh?

23 Jun 2011   #1

Win 7 professional 64
 
 
The current user does not have privlidges to open this data file! Huh?

I built this machine a while back and I've had this appear a few times. I am the only one who uses the computer and as far as I know everything is set as administrator. These files were on an external USB drive and I was trying to open them from there. I checked permessions and it appears there is full access. However, editing within the permissions dialog boxes are not as that clear to me.

suggestions?

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23 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CalypsoArt View Post
I built this machine a while back and I've had this appear a few times. I am the only one who uses the computer and as far as I know everything is set as administrator. These files were on an external USB drive and I was trying to open them from there. I checked permessions and it appears there is full access. However, editing within the permissions dialog boxes are not as that clear to me.

suggestions?
How about .....
1. right click at the file > Run As Administrator.
OR,
2. right click at the file > Take Ownership
Context Menu - Take Ownership . The tutorial works in Win 7 as well.
Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums
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24 Jun 2011   #3

 
 

Taking ownership only changes the "owner" of the file/folder. It does not change the PERMISSION LEVEL of the file. After you have taken ownership of the item, you may still need to allow your user account full control of the item before you will have full permission to access it, modify, or delete it.

How to Allow or Deny Permissions to Users and Groups
Sharing and Permissions
How to Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder in Windows 7 Longer (harder) method
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